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Trump ends charm offensive in Italy with G7 meeting | Daily Mail Online

Donald Trump started his first overseas presidential journey as a rock star, walking down a red carpet when he arrived in Saudi Arabia and leaving the country with a coveted $100 billion arms deal.

One week and three countries later, the president risked losing his momentum in liberal Europe – where it was his predecessor, Barack Obama, who once received a hero’s welcome.

The setting could hardly be more dramatic: Friday’s G7 meetings kicked off in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina, an ancient Greek stone amphitheatre on the island of Sicily that dates from the 3rd century B.C. – complete with a nine-plane flyover trailing the Italian tricolor hues.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4544536/Trump-ends-charm-offensive-Italy-G7-meeting.html

May to confront Trump as UK police stop sharing attack information with U.S.

LONDON/MANCHESTER (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she would tell U.S. President Donald Trump that intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure after leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester attack.
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https://ca.news.yahoo.com/british-pm-may-challenge-trump-over-intelligence-leaks-073459071.html

Manchester Bomber Believed Muslims Were Mistreated, Sought Revenge – WSJ

Days before Salman Abedi blew himself up and killed 22 people outside a Manchester concert on Monday, he told his parents he was leaving their home in Libya to go on a pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca, despite having other plans.

Interviews with friends and family suggest that Abedi grew up in a world that straddled middle-class Britain and the Libya of his parents, both before and after the chaotic collapse of strongman Moammar Gadhafi’s regime.

In 2011, when Abedi was still a teenager, he traveled to Libya and fought alongside his father in a militia known as the Tripoli Brigade to oust Gadhafi as the revolts of the Arab Spring swept North Africa and the Middle East, a family friend said.

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/manchester-bomber-fought-in-libya-1495662073

OBAMA GETS ROCK-STAR WELCOME IN BERLIN, PRAISES MERKEL

BERLIN (AP) — Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his “favorite partners” during his presidency.
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_GERMANY_OBAMA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-05-25-06-11-14

Trump gets rough ride in EU, NATO talks

Brussels (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Thursday ran into the first problems of a landmark European trip, embarrassingly called out in public over Russia and on leaks into the Manchester terror attack.

His carefully choreographed visits to the EU and NATO in Brussels were designed to heal divisions caused by the billionaire’s harsh campaign criticisms of both institutions.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-tough-nato-eu-talks-095702302.html

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is not only rolling out the red carpet for U.S. President Donald Trump in Brussels Thursday, the military alliance — which Trump once declared obsolete — has been busy repackaging its image and is ready to unveil a new headquarters worth more than 1 billion euros.
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https://apnews.com/1e412fe9983747a6a8f94a2356d31f96/NATO-rolls-out-the-red-carpet,-buffs-its-image-for-Trump

Pope urges Trump to work for peace as smiles replace spats

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis urged Donald Trump to use his US presidency to promote peace around the world as the two leaders swapped sparring for smiles in their first face-to-face meeting, at the Vatican on Wednesday.

Trump’s audience with the 80-year-old pontiff, a keenly-anticipated highlight of his first overseas tour, lasted just under half an hour and concluded with both men beaming, for the cameras at least.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/smiles-public-least-trump-meets-pope-073451117.html

Potential terrorists in UK swells to 3,500 – but powers to monitor used LESS than in 2015 | UK | News | Express.co.uk

The around 3,000 potential terrorists monitored since 2015 has grown after the return of UK-born people who left to fight with ISIS.

Around 400 ISIS-trained fighters are believed to have returned from war zones in Syria and Iraq.

Despite being on red alert for more attacks on home soil like today’s carnage in Westminster, new statistics show the number of arrests, stop and searches, and examinations of suspected terrorists at ports and airports dropped in 2016 on the levels seen in 2015.

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/782647/London-terror-attack-3-500-potential-terrorists-monitored-less

Judge presiding over ‘El Chapo’s’ case shot, killed while jogging outside home – San Antonio Express-News

Judge Vicente Bermudez Zacarias, 37, was the judge presiding over Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s case, according to SDP Noticias. Zacarias lived in Metepec, which is 45 miles west of Mexico City.

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http://m.mysanantonio.com/news/us-world/border-mexico/article/Judge-presiding-over-El-Chapo-s-case-shot-in-9980271.php

Manchester Arena Suicide Bombing: 22 Die at Ariana Grande Concert – NBC News

MANCHESTER, England — Children were among 22 people killed in a suicide attack after an Ariana Grande concert at Britain’s Manchester Arena, police said early Tuesday.

The bomber also died when he detonated an improvised explosive device near one of the venue’s exits at 10:33 p.m. local time (5:33 p.m. ET) on Monday, according to authorities.

Officials said 59 other people were wounded, including some who suffered life-threatening injuries. Many others remained missing.

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http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/deaths-injuries-confirmed-after-explosions-heard-u-k-concert-featuring-n763286